12 May 2014


Smiley Now the curtain has come down on 2013/14 Season it time for both Philip and me to learn from events and look towards improving the experience on match days at Treyew Road. Those who attended the recent award ceremony will be aware that the target for the 2014/15 is an average attendance of 500 for the first team matches. I would like to think we can sell 250 Season tickets. I realise that the only way of achieving this is by winning on the pitch and by providing a better match day experience. With this task in mind I will be working hard to get things in place ready for our first team league match scheduled to take place in August. The preliminary schedule set by Helical the ground developers is that Truro City will play at Treyew Road for the 2014/2015 season whilst our new facility is being built elsewhere in readiness for the 2015/2016 season. This is a massive challenge but one they feel they can achieve given that they get the necessary planning consents. On the pitch Steve and Wayne have already secured several new quality players and will shortly be announcing them as soon as pen is put to paper along with the preseason match line-ups. I shall be talking to the managers of the 2nd/Ladies teams shortly and agreeing next season’s strategy. Given that we may have only one season remaining clearly any further investment in Treyew Road would be futile, however there are projects that can be done on a volunteered basis which will enhance the existing facilities with the minimum of financial outlay. With this in mind Ron Ratchford has kindly offered to head up the various projects. If you feel that you could lend a helping hand please contact Ron direct either email ronratchford75@hotmail.com or Mobile 07855235557. Your help now will contribute towards our goal of achieving Conference Premier Football in a new stadium. Something we all thought was lost eighteen months ago. THANK YOU Peter Masters Chairman

09 May 2014

On the Move?

TCFC and Helical announce development plans for Club Joint announcement by Helical Retail Ltd and Truro City Football Club Truro City Football Club (TCFC) has taken a further step in its quest to bring Conference Premier level football to Cornwall following a joint agreement with developers Helical Retail Ltd on its relocation. Helical entered into a development agreement with JIL, the owners of the TCFC site, in November 2012 and have been working up their proposals since that time. Helical and TCFC have announced that the current football ground at Treyew Road will be redeveloped as a retail park to be called Truro City Shopping Park. Proceeds from the development will pay for the relocation of the Club. Peter Masters, Chairman and co-owner of TCFC, alongside Pep Perryman said: “After protracted and sometimes tough negotiations with the developers we are delighted that we have been able to reach agreement that will ensure the TCFC will be able to facilitate football at Conference Premier Level, albeit on an alternative site subject to our existing home at Treyew Road being granted the necessary planning permissions. It has long been thought that the club should relocate to the Stadium Site at Langarth Farm, which is still a very real possibility but we are also in advanced discussions with the Tregothnan Estate, for an alternative site at Nansavallan, enabling the club to develop much needed footballing facilities commensurate with Conference Premier Football, Ladies and a much needed Youth academy which is vital to the long term sustainability of Truro City Football Club and Cornish football as a whole”. The proposed shopping park will comprise a number of large, non-food retail units, bringing new retailers to Truro that currently cannot find suitable sites in the City Centre. Philip King a representative from Helical said: “We have been encouraged by the significant demand from furniture, kitchen, electrical, home store and fashion retailers who would like to trade in Truro but there is no suitable available accommodation. These retailers would be considering schemes in St Austell and Hayle if it wasn’t for these proposals. Details of the scheme will be released when the consultation process commences shortly but we can assure residents it will be designed to complement the surrounding area, it will be of a very high quality and constructed to meet exacting sustainability standards. This is a very exciting plan.”

08 May 2014

TISA Annual Boat Trip

This year the boat trip will be on Saturday May 31st leaving Falmouth at 19:00 and returning at 22:00 so that we are in time to get the last train back from Falmouth to Truro.  The cost is £10 adults and £5  for under 18s.  ALL ARE WELCOME – members and non-Members alike. The price will include musical entertainment on board which we hope will be a live act and details will be confirmed soon.
Please let me know by comment on this blog or text how many tickets you want and I’ll reserve your place. 

Simon Birch - TISA Secretary